Sunday, January 23, 2011

80-year-old gets fired over 24 cents

New York - Ellen Strickland, a 19-year employee, was fired from the Ozone Park Home Depot store for buying four 6-cent screws in order to get cash from her bank account. But because she didn’t take the screws, the store’s inventory was altered and she was canned. “They told me it was a company infraction and inventory was screwing up,” said Strickland, named the friendliest cashier last year. The next day, after a “full investigation,” she was fired. “They told me there was no chance to be rehired . . .I was fired in less than 24 hours.”  More…

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